Rachel Mica Weiss (b. Rockville, Maryland, 1986) is a sculptor and installation artist based in Brooklyn and Pittsburgh. Her work reconstitutes various boundaries — architectural, topographical and psychological — to demonstrate their impact upon us. Her sculptures and installations draw upon textiles' historical use as a means to divide and control space.
Weiss earned a BA in psychology from Oberlin College, an MFA in sculpture from the San Francisco Art Institute and is a 2011 recipient of the San Francisco Foundation Murphy and Cadogan Fellowship. Weiss has been the subject of seven solo exhibitions at the following venues: Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh; Lux Art Institute, San Diego; LMAK Gallery and Fridman Gallery, New York City; Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, Massachusetts; and the San Francisco Arts Commission.
Weiss has been commissioned to create permanent, site-specific installations for: the US Embassy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan; Airbnb, Seattle; Brookfield's One Allen Center in Houston; 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, New York; he Ashland in Brooklyn; and MediaMath’s 4 World Trade Center office, among others. Current public art projects include installations for the Pittsburgh International Airport and, in collaboration with the Gates Foundation, the University of Washington’s Public Health Initiative.
For more information visit rachelmicaweiss.com.
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